Stewardship Crew Leader


Position Description
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The Stewardship Crew Leader will work with our Stewardship Interns and community volunteers to implement projects along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The Stewardship Crew Leader will be responsible for overseeing crew operations by fostering leadership and team development,  ensuring adherence to safety guidelines, and facilitating high quality river access, campsites, and portage trails projects.

Position Details

  • Duration: May 28th—August 9th, 2019
  • Field based, full time (40 hours/week). $500-$600/week compensation, depending on experience
  • $0.505 per mile reimbursement for work related travel in personal vehicles
  • Food and a Waitsfield, VT home base provided
  • Opportunity for additional work during the fall and future seasons

Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior trail crew experience; competence in both timber and stone construction techniques.
  • Strong outdoor skills; ability to live and work in remote settings
  • Experience operating various types of equipment, including chainsaws and power tools
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Confidence with flatwater paddling
  • Enthusiasm for physical work and outdoor living
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Prior Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder Certification

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior trail crew leader experience
  • Experience leading and instructing others in a field setting
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Chainsaw certification
  • College degree in applicable field

Note: this is a roving, field-based position. The crew camps at rotating project sites. To accommodate volunteers and our waterway work trips, the crew typically works a Wednesday-Sunday schedule. During days off, the crew typically explores the unique recreational opportunities the region offers or returns to a simple home base in Waitsfield, Vermont.

How To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Noah Pollock at [email protected] Please include your name in the email subject line followed by “Stewardship Crew Leader App”

Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 8th.